Governor Northam celebrates the re-opening of Green Pastures Recreation Area in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests on Friday, September 24. The historically Black Recreation Area fell into disrepair and disuse in recent years. Learn more about the event here.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
Governor Northam Launches Jobs and Investment Tour to Highlight $48.2 Billion in Capital Investment and Over 90,000 New Jobs
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  • It’s always been my mission to build an economy that works for every Virginian, no matter who you are or where you live,” said Governor Northam. “Our hard work is paying off—over the last four years, Virginia has secured an historic $48 billion in capital investment and created over 90,000 well-paying jobs in every region of our Commonwealth. We're proud to be named best state for business two years in a row by CNBC—a testament to our workers, education system, commitment to diversity, and strong business climate. I look forward to highlighting the businesses, workers, and industries that make up Virginia's roaring economy.
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Governor Northam Announces All Virginia School Divisions Are Now Fully Open for In-Person Learning; First Lady Northam Concludes Back to School Tour, Highlighting Historic Investments in Early Childhood Education
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  • Students learn best when they are in their classroom, and I am proud that all of Virginia’s school divisions are now providing safe, in-person instruction,said Governor Northam. “The Commonwealth’s teachers and families have worked hard to adjust to virtual and hybrid learning during the pandemic—because of their continued work, Virginia’s children are now safely back in school.
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Governor Northam, Legislators Unveil the New Emancipation and Freedom Monument in Richmond
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  • This powerful monument helps to tell and teach the full story of our shared history,” said Governor Northam. “Our public memorials are symbols of who we are and what we value. This statue is a symbol of hope, freedom and of the enduring will to fight for that freedom.
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Governor Northam Celebrates New Jobs and Major Investments in Brunswick and Rockingham Counties, Kicking off the Jobs and Investment Tour
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  • As the Commonwealth’s largest and oldest industry, agriculture is an integral part of Virginia’s economic wellbeing—especially in rural areas,” said Governor Northam. “I commend the members of Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing and all of the public and private sector partners who have made this project a reality. They have set an example for how we can all work together to support Virginia agriculture and the communities that rely on this important industry.


  • “Virginia Industrial Plastics has helped advance our thriving manufacturing industry throughout its 40-year history in the Commonwealth,” said Governor Northam. “Virginia earned consecutive titles as the best state for business because companies, like Virginia Industrial Plastics, continue to invest in our people and resources. We look forward to seeing what this investment and expansion will make possible for the company and the Commonwealth.”
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